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The United Nations Foundation (UNF), launched in 1998 with a $1 billion gift from CNN founder and media mogul Ted Turner, is the largest source of private funding to the United Nations (UN), supporting the organization’s causes and encouraging other donors to support UN actions and programming. 

The UNF, funding helps address child health, climate change, energy, sustainable development, technology, women, girls and population issues. The UNF links the UN work with others around the world, mobilizing the energy and expertise of business and non-governmental organizations to help the UN tackle issues including climate change, global health, peace and security, women's empowerment, poverty eradication, energy access, and U.S.- UN relations.